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>> hello everyone. welcome to our special coverage of the events in japan. >> welcome. >> here are the top stories of this hour. workers at the fukushima nuclear plant are scrambling to save the reactors from a meltdown following last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami. in libya, the government says its supporters are making gains at the expense of rivals. the u.n. secretary general urges all sides in the conflict to cause a ceasefire. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> nuclear experts in japan are still battling to prevent a meltdown at the fukushima power plant. concerns are growing about a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the reactor complex. workers are using all means possible to cool the reactors that were damaged in the earthquake. the plant had to be evacuated temporarily at one point due to high levels of radiation. >> dense clouds of stream rose from the fukushima nuclear plant on wednesday. but the fire in reactor four was of less concern to the authorities than a possible fracture to the containment vessel of reactor three.
disaster in japan. here is what is happening right now. a massive earthquake has hit northern japan, triggering a huge tsunami that devastated hundreds of miles of coastline. the earthquake measured 8.9 on the richter scale, one of the largest ever reported. the tremor sparked at least 80 fires. beyond japan, tsunami warnings not cover almost all of the pacific rim, from russia to south america. >> the earth and the ocean turned against japan on friday. a massive earthquake hit the country and triggered a tsunami that has devastated much of the country's northeastern shore line. police say more than 300 people have died, most of them in sendai, the city worsted. 500 people are missing. japan's prime minister has declared a nuclear emergency after the cooling system at a nuclear plant failed to people have been ordered to evacuate the area. but authorities in a radiation has been released. a tsunami warnings remain in effect for most of the pacific coastline of or to california. we begin with the latest from japan. >> even as further earthquakes shake japan, the initial cleanup has b
>> hello, everyone. welcome to special coverage of the latest events in japan. >> here's what he's happening at this moment. fears grow of a meltdown at the fukushima nuclear power plant in japan after a second explosion at the damaged facility. fuel rods and another reactor in fukushima are the u.n. regular agency says no chain reaction is taking place there. japanese engineers are stepping up efforts to prevent a meltdown at the nuclear power plant damaged in last friday's earthquake. the fukushima plant has been hit by two explosions. the latest happened early on monday. rapidly falling water levels have exposed fuel rods in another reactor, increasing the risk of a core meltdown. >> it's the third day of japan's nuclear crisis, and the situation at the fukushima power plant remains critical. now there has been a second explosion there. aerial footage shows two damaged reactor structures. a surveillance camera captured the moment of the blast which blew apart the concrete building surrending the number three reactor. the japanese government says this was a hydrogen explosion.
>> hello and welcome to our special coverage of the latest events in japan. first what is happening at the moment -- a un's nuclear chief calls the situation after the stricken fukushima very worrying after a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the country, the northeast humanitarian crisis -- the government has appealed for calm as people in tokyo began to flee the city or stock up on the essential supplies. >> in japan, the un's the nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. >> it tuesday's fire in reactor no. 4 and damage from explosions at the other reactor blocks pose a potentially disastrous situation. reports say
at fukushima. i put that question earlier to a correspondent who joined us in north east japan. pitt -- " >> well, they are still trying to figure out what to do with contaminated water. the contamination levels exceed 3500 times the legal limit today. the president has been hospitalized in tokyo for fatigue and dizzy spells, and he was last seen in public the day after the tsunami, so it seems that there is some disorder within the country. also, we have been hearing about the car -- harsh conditions, some sleeping in stairwells and only getting two meals a day of crackers and, and now, they are be putting in a gymnasium about 10 kilometers away from that. it does not look like they will get this thing under control anytime soon. >> but was chris reporting from japan. and there is talk about the safety of exports being sent from japan. these products are sent around the world. it is uncertain how much radiation has leaked from the fukushima facility, and that has led many to ban food imports from the region, but they export much more than food. there are now many unanswered question
for the future of yemen. >> japan has stopped all shipments of unprocessed milk and spinach from the area around the fukushima power plant. officials tell people they're not to drink the tap water because of high levels of radiation. on monday, workers at the plant were told to leave after smoke came from reactors two and three. it is still not clear why. >> the smoke rose from the reactor 3. workers temporarily evacuated the facility. japan's nuclear authority said it did not know what was burning, but there was no explosion. the government tried to reassure the public. >> radioactivity near the reactor has not increased, despite the smoke. we should not forget that even non-hazardous material can catch fire. we must stay calm. >> the operators of the facility are facing more complications. news has emerged of negligence of the plant. a routine inspection was missed just before the quake. components of the cooling system were not checked. soldiers and firefighters continued to douse the reactors with water on monday to keep them from overheating. the power has been connected to the control cent
that at least one of the reactors at japan's fukushima power plant is leaking. officials have found plutonium around the plant, and highly radioactive water has been discovered for the first time outside the building. the tokyo electric power company, tepco, maintains it poses no health risk to humans. we have this report. >> plutonium has been found in five spots around fukushima, but tepco insists the levels are not harmful. >> the level detective is extremely small and will not affect human health. -- the level detected. >> they were trying to stay on top of the situation. now, a government representative is says that there may have been a partial meltdown inside reactor number two, this after water rose to more than 100,000 times its normal level over the weekend. they now have to pump out the contaminated water before they continue to work on reestablishing the cooling system. engineers can only spend a few minutes at a time in the reactor buildings due to the radiation levels. >> when you are inside, you are contaminated by radiation. i was exposed over five days. the longer you spend i
. >> i'm sarah kelly with the business news, welcome. our top stories at this hour -- in japan, the military has used wear from firefighters to cool reactors. the ieae says it has stabilized, but it could still worsen. the security council is voting on libya as the gaddafi forces push into rebel-held territory. the u.n.'s nuclear watch dog says efforts made by japan to cool reactor it's and fuel rods at the fukushima power plant have stabilized the situation but warning it could deteriorate. engineers have worked through the night to install a power line for water pumps needed to cool two reactors and a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. helicopters have also been dumping water on overheating reactors to stave off a meltdown. fire trucks have also joined in the effort. >> japan has been pinning a lot of its hopes on these trucks. they can get within 80 meters of the reactor. the trucks have repeatedly doused the pool with water as shown in this graphic from japanese tv. authorities were guarded about the operation's success. some reports say radiation levels have risen s
and dozens more injured after a car bomb explosion in central jerusalem. japan says infants are potentially at risk. his warning this potential radioactive contamination in tokyo's drinking water. and the death of a hollywood legend. actress liz taylor has died. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the attack is responsible for wednesday's bus bombing will learn israel has an iron will to defend itself, and he promised an aggressive response. this after a huge blast in jerusalem killed one person and injured dozens of others, some of them seriously. police say the device was placed in a bag next to a bus shelter at the central city bus station. the bomb detonated near jerusalem's bus terminal, a busy part of the city. dozens of ambulances rushed to the scene with medics fearing the worst. >> there were no injuries on the bus. most of those wounded were in the station. perhaps the explosion was in the station because it appears there was no blast inside the bus. it remained intact. >> the explosion was heard across the city. it is the first time since 2004 that israeli public trans
its decision. >>> the governments of japan and china are trying to repair their countries' tattered relations. high-ranking officials from both sides have agreed to work together to promote mutual trust and respect. things soured last september after a chinese trawler collided with japanese coast guard ships near the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japanese vice foreign minister ken-ichiro sas aechlt and chinese vice foreign minister zhang jijun met on monday in tokyo. it's the first time this kind of meeting has happened since june 2009. they agreed this year will be important because next year marks the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between their two nations. they also said their two governments would try to encourage harmony between their citizens. sasae reportedly told the chinese side the senkaku islands are an integral part of japan and there is no territorial issue between the two countries. it's also believed he proposed to resume stalled negotiations on the joint development of a gas field in the east china sea. zhang later told reporters t
in gaza after an upscale in mortar attacksn rent days. there is still radiation coming off of japan's fukushima power plant, but no one knows why. stm d smoke also continue to rise from the damaged reactor. no news today on whether efforts to cool the reactor and moving foar japanese authorities have begun testing for radiation in the seawater near the plant. meanwhile, the world health organization says the radiation levels measured in local produce are more serious than previously thought. >> were presumed i rctor 3 after a day -- a day after the smoke forced officials to suspend operations. it is now believed the smoke is from burning debris. >> it is difficult to get inside the burning reactor. wereanyzing the procedures and measuring the level of reactivity -- radioactivity to determine the cause of t smoke. >> engineers say power was restored to all six of the plant's reactors on tuesday. that is a key steptorearin the cooling systems and bringing temperatures down in the reactors. meanwhile, fear of contaminated odndluetg sales is spreading in tokyo. deliveries of milk and sp
." >> our top stories -- another day of violence as protest start across the middle east. a setback in japan as officials expect a breach at reactor three. the eu decides on a voluntary safety tactics on all nuclear reactors. >> in syria the government continues with a violent crackdown on opposition protests. people took to the streets of several cities where there are reports at least three were killed by pro-government demonstrators. in the main center of the protests, thousands attended funeral marches for those killed earlier in the week. >> thousands of demonstrators took to the streets after friday prayers. a scene repeated in several syrian cities. this video shows a rally in the capital of damascus, evidence that unrest is spreading. the syrian president pledged political reforms on friday but the protesters dismissed the measures as inadequate. hours later reports said police fired on protesters in the village killing at least 17 people. the aftermath is shown in this video released -- released through facebook. amateur videos posted online provide the only documentation of such ev
soccer match in japan for survivors ofhe earthquake and the tsunami. the future of libya as a plot of e agenda and london on tuesday. more tn 40 politicians met to discuss the post gaddafi e. qatar warning gaddafi that he has a matterto save themselves. the coalition says they did not tell the car rentals in libya but france said that thatistill. -- the coalition says that they did not agree to arm the rebels >> the rebels are on the back foot again. after fierce fighting, they have ll b regrouping. is latest setbacks, there is calling for more international support. >> where is america? where is great britain? they should help us. they shod gaps or stopping gaddafi forces from ncing us. >> they say they will not be sending in ground forces. germany is especially opposed to the idea. foreign minister has offered humanitarian help. >> delegates agreed that gaddafi has to go but what should happen to him if he leaves power? italy hasrose exile while france, the u.s., and britain want to see him put before the international criminal court. the british hosts of the conference, however, hav
crude oil reserves on the african continent. >> to japan where it has been one week since the earthquake and tsunami that caused so much devastation. we now take a look at the japanese population and how they are coping with the aftermath. many people have lost everything. over half a million people are homeless. survivors stood with the rest of the nation for a moment of silence. >> one week after the earthquake at 2:46 p.m. people observed a moment of silence to commemorate the victims. the death toll is almost 6500. 10,000 others are missing. relief workers also paused for a moment. their task seems almost insurmountable. the tsunami and the nuclear crisis caused the number of the evacuees to swell. the cold weather is affecting thousands of people. there have been reports of death among the elderly. >> after filling all the stove's we have run out of fuel. >> it is really cool. we are desperate for hot food. >> many are desperate for news of missing relatives. there are occasional moments of joy. this man was reunited with his cousin he thought was dead. at this air base u.s. troops
a barrel second, commodity prices are surging, china is raising interest rates, japan is raising interest rates, european central bank is raising interest rates. and the fed may have to raise interest rates. the third thing that's a problem of the economy is, the stimulus is dying out. and if inflation appears fed reserve chairman bernanke will have to end this easing which is hosing 100 billion dollars in cash into the economy every weren't and the possibility of irish defaulting some there are clouds over looks like a recovery. >> very good at finding all those clouds! it was very good news for the economy, with job creation just under 200,000 in the private sector. and if that kind of row bustness can continue, looking at an unemployment rate that may drop a little below 8 by 2012 is very good news for the american and also good for the president's re-election prospects. but i'll find one crowl of my own and that is something else that mr. bernanke said that you didn't include, and that is if the republicans proceed with the kind of cuts that they're talking about, that that could damp
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